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Thursday, May 22, 2014

इस दश्त में एक शहर था वो क्या हुआ ...

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Lately I’ve realized that as I grow older, the passion, the excitement, and that enthusiasm that I had regarding things or situations or life in general is ebbing.  The 'been there, done that' attitude is slowly taking over. No, I’m not going through a mid-life crisis, neither does my age bother me. .On the contrary, I feel I am more at peace with myself and the world now. Experience has made me wiser and I feel after all the struggles I have faced in life, I have earned my wisdom. I am more comfortable in my skin.

But what I do miss is the ability to be exited at small things, I miss the innocence (yes with age we become somewhat cynical towards life). I miss the joy in small things, and most of all I guess I miss the imagination of the youth..with age, the material world closes in and the realm of imagination takes a backstage…

The poet Mohsin Naqvi expressed it well:  इस दश्त में एक शहर था वो क्या हुआ ...आवारगी ....


17 comments:

  1. Great writing..let us find the joy in small things again :)

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  2. Your reflective write up together with that image on top and a reference to Mohsin's ghazal make it a deadly combo, Renu!

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  3. Enjoyed this reflective post. I can relate to what you say here.....

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    1. Thank you Beloo..I guess we all feel this way at some point in our life..:)

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  4. Really joy lies in small things...I miss my childhood innocence..

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  5. I agree, with age comes a comfort level with what one is.You've already figured out a lot of things...but that also kills the charm and innocence as you rightly put it. Kishore da's song only stirred some more nostalgia. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. May be you are moving inwards. But that should not stop you from enjoying small things.

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    1. Its not that I don't enjoy them Abhijit..its just that the spark or zing has gone out of it..maybe its a phase that will pass with time :)

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  7. reflective post ! .. i always have special place for ghazals .. loved it .. especially the way you connected it that ghazal .. ye dil, ye paagal dil meraa, kyo bujha gayaa, aavaaragii n,,,

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    1. Thanks Ankur ! I love ghazals too..and this one by Gulam Ali happens to be one of my favorite :)

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  8. Maybe, you need to reinvent yourself.

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    1. Sound advise Puru, I'm trying but as the saying goes..easier said than done :)

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  9. very well said, in fact as we go more greedy crazy about bigger things we lose our tendency to get happiness in small things, it is necessary to be content with what comes easy in life.

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